Besides discovering the wonderful cultural music, Zimmer also said he had never seen such poverty in Central Europe. Director Guy Ritchie has improved on his 2009 version. , In North America, it topped the box office on its opening day with $14.6 million, down from the opening-day gross of the previous film ($24.6 million). But our feeling is, we gotta get it right." The film's screenplay was written by Michele Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney. Holmes spells out Moriarty's plot, revealing that the Professor secretly acquired shares in multiple war profiteering companies using various pseudonyms to conceal his identity and intends to instigate a world war to make himself a fortune. Holmes, having concealed himself in Watson's office by using one of his urban camouflage suits, reads Watson's memoirs on the typewriter and adds a question mark after the words "The End". Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. With Inspector Lastrade just a memory and Holmes's love, Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams), appearing briefly, we are left to enjoy not so much the interaction of Holmes and Watson but the explosiveness of Holmes and Moriarty.After a first half of explosions, the second half satisfies traditionalists like me for the chess game of life and death—and that's the suspenseful fate of the world in those pieces. Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal felt "she vanishes all too soon in this overproduced, self-enchanted sequel, and so does the spirit of bright invention that made the previous film such a pleasant surprise. In 1989, Moriarty murderedCarl Powers, whom he claimed "laughed at him". Out of options and with the sadistic Moriarty vengefully vowing to kill Watson and Mary afterward, Holmes grabs Moriarty and lunges backwards over the balcony and into the Reichenbach Falls below. Doctor Watson and the Darkwater Hall Mystery, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, The Return of the World's Greatest Detective, The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It, Young Sherlock: The Mystery of the Manor House, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sherlock_Holmes:_A_Game_of_Shadows&oldid=997218100, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Laya Armian, Chas Jarrett, Seth Maury, Sirio Quintavalle, This page was last edited on 30 December 2020, at 14:34. After defeating Moriarty's men, Holmes and Watson travel to Paris to locate Simza. In the UK, Ireland and Malta, its highest-grossing market after North America, the film achieved a first-place opening of £3.83 million ($5.95 million), over a three-day period, compared to the £3.08 million earned in two days by the original film.  That same month, it was announced that James Coyne was hired to rewrite the script. Trust me, the studio would love there to be a script. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. See also In 1891, Irene Adler delivers a package to Dr. Hoffmanstahl, payment for a letter he was to deliver. So Ritchie has ramped up the intellectual content and at least balanced it with the athletic, which was a strength of his 2009 version, Sherlock Holmes. " In May 2015, when asked of the progress of the third film in an interview, Law stated: "There is apparently still a will [to do it], there is a script being written, but I'm not sure. Although the film follows an original premise, it incorporates elements of Conan Doyle's short stories "The Final Problem" (1893) and "The Adventure of the Empty House" (1903). In January 2011, scenes were also filmed at Hampton Court Palace and areas in Oxford University, Oxford, England. Deeply impressed, Zimmer arranged for 13 of the Roma musicians with their violins and accordions to join him in Vienna at a studio for a recording session.  He found it "complicated" to persuade McAdams to return in a smaller role: "She loved being with us, but she hoped to have a bigger role. We want it to be better than the other two. Sherlock Holmes - Gioco di ombre (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) è un film del 2011 diretto da Guy Ritchie e interpretato da Robert Downey, Jr. nel ruolo del famoso investigatore Sherlock Holmes e Jude Law nella parte del dottor Watson.Si tratta del seguito di Sherlock Holmes, uscito nel 2009.. La trama ha molti riferimenti al racconto L'ultima avventura , In early February 2011, principal photography moved for two days to Strasbourg, France. Holmes defeats an assassin sent to kill Simza, but she flees before Holmes can interrogate her. , The production also filmed at several locations in Kent including Fort Amherst, Knole in Sevenoaks, and The Historic Dockyard Chatham.  In July 2019, Dexter Fletcher was announced as the film's director.  That same month, the film was approved a $20.9 million tax break by the California Film Commission, against a projected production budget of $107.8 million. Holmes takes the letter while Adler and Hoffmanstahl escape. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. Holmes deduces it is to visit his newly acquired factory and so the trio follow him there. Holmes then reveals that, while being tortured by Moriarty, he replaced the professor's personal diary that contained all his plans and financing with a duplicate. " Several critics felt that McAdams was underused.  It earned $42.2 million in total.  The soundtrack also contains works of Johann Strauss II, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ennio Morricone and Franz Schubert. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his prowess at using logic and astute observation to solve cases. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Holmes discovers that the bomb was a cover for the specific assassination of Alfred Meinhard, one of the attendees, by Moriarty's henchman, Sebastian Moran. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is een Brits-Amerikaanse film uit 2011, gebaseerd op het door Arthur Conan Doyle gecreëerde personage Sherlock Holmes.De film is het vervolg op Sherlock Holmes uit 2009. When she is found, Holmes tells Simza that she has been targeted because Rene is working for Moriarty and may have told her about his plans. If you want to continue to explore the fascinating world of "WandaVision," we have you covered with some inspired recommendations. The White Cliffs of Dover can also be seen in the background of the scene where Watson and Sherlock travel by boat to France. Joel Silver, the film's producer, has said that "we always intended to have a different kind of girl for each movie" in the vein of Bond girls. View production, box office, & company info. Despite his war being averted, Moriarty remains confident in his victory, warning Holmes that the nations of Europe will inevitably go to war with one another regardless of Moriarty's manipulations.  While the film took place a year after the events of the first film, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was intended to be a stand-alone film that did not require knowledge of the previous movie.  Several scenes were also filmed at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire.. Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well. Director Guy Ritchie's visuals include delightful Downey disguises and lively speed ramping in a forest bombarded by bullets. The Limejuice Mystery or Who Spat in Grandfather's Porridge? Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. Agent and an Interpol Detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money. At the factory, Moriarty captures, interrogates, and tortures Holmes while Watson fights Moran. It's a slow process. Rachel McAdams reprised her role as Irene Adler in a cameo appearance. The scene was said to be the opening scene of the film, as it covered an assassination/bombing in a German-speaking town. Voicing his respect for Holmes' perseverance, Moriarty taunts Holmes about murdering Adler, and Holmes swears revenge. , By October 2020, Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey announced plans to expand the film series into a franchise. The site's critical consensus reads, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a good yarn thanks to its well-matched leading men but overall stumbles duplicating the well-oiled thrills of the original. , Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was released on DVD and Blu-ray on 12 June 2012 for Region 1 and 14 May 2012 for Region 2 and Region 4. Together, the trio find themselves involved in a dangerous international conspiracy led by the Napoleon of Crime in which the fate of all of Europe hangs in the balance. Professor Moriarty: Are you sure you want to play this game? But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not. , In May 2017, Wigram claimed that shooting may start in late 2018, saying, "It's closer to happening than it's been for a while. At a certain point it's going to be too long— we've waited too long. It's not a lead part". Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows ( 8,233 ) IMDb 7.5 2 h 8 min 2011 X-Ray PG-13 Holmes and Watson match wits against devious arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty in this action-packed sequel. Later, Dr. Watson arrives at 221B Baker Street, where Holmes discloses that he is investigating a series of seemingly unrelated murders, terrorist attacks and business acquisitions around the globe that he has connected to Moriarty. Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.  In the film, Holmes and Watson travel across Europe with a Romani adventuress to foil an intricate plot by their cunning nemesis, Professor Moriarty, to instigate a war. I think they want to! We're working as fast and responsibly as we can to get a great script. Both are presumed dead. Upon its release, the film received positive reviews from critics. writing the script; he was later replaced by Justin Haythe. Sherlock Holmes: Spiel im Schatten (Originaltitel: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, auch bekannt als Sherlock Holmes 2) ist ein britisch-US-amerikanischer Abenteuer-Krimi und die Fortsetzung des Films Sherlock Holmes.Er hatte am 14. I hate celebrating anything I've done, but I'm so proud of those films. He was devised by British author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Richmond Park, Richmond, Surrey, England, UK. A spy organisation recruits a promising street kid into the agency's training program, while a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Holmes and Moriarty, who is also in attendance, retreat upon a balcony to discuss their competing plans over a game of chess. I think it was Joel Silver who said, 'Take it out of that dusty room and put it on the street'. The film was released on 16 December 2011 in Canada, Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Mexico; on 25 December 2011 in most other countries; and on 5 January 2012 in Australia, Poland and Spain. With any luck we'll be making it at the end of next year. At the summit, Holmes deduces that Rene is the assassin and that he is disguised as one of the ambassadors, having been given radical reconstructive surgery by Hoffmanstahl. "Every fairytale needs a good old-fashioned villain. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Following Holmes' funeral, Watson and Mary prepare to have their belated honeymoon when Watson receives a package containing a breathing device of Mycroft's that Holmes had noticed and expressed a liking for before the summit. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law reprise their roles as Holmes and Watson, alongside Noomi Rapace as Simza, Stephen Fry as Mycroft Holmes, Jared Harris as Professor Moriarty. Zimmer and his core musicians all with National Democratic Institute members, visited seven Roma villages to learn about the Roma people and "listen to as many musicians as we could." To do so, they join the Roma lady Madam Simza Heron's quest to find her missing brother, Renee, who may be the key to defeating Moriarty.  It topped the overseas box office during three consecutive weekends in January 2012. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.  Warner Bros. later confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that McAdams would play a part in the sequel but that it would be a cameo. With Dr. John Watson about to marry and end their partnership, a disconsolate Sherlock Holmes occupies his time investigating the schemes of his archenemy, Professor James Moriarty. After meeting up with his brother Mycroft at Watson's bachelor party, Holmes meets with a Roma fortune-teller named Simza, the intended recipient of the letter he took from Adler, sent by her brother Rene. When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Dr. Watson (Jude Law) contend with the salvation of civilization mostly through athletics, aided by director Guy Ritchie's considerable skill with the camera and graphics.But in the second half, when the duo moves swiftly but intellectually to confront the arch villain Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris), my mind is at equilibrium, renewing my love of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original brainy, eccentric sleuth. Holmes and Moriarty anticipate an impending physical altercation, and both realise that Moriarty would win due to Holmes' injured shoulder. With Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams. Moriarty's men attack Watson and Mary on a train to their honeymoon. Meinhard's death grants Moriarty ownership of Meinhard's arms factory in Germany. ", In August 2015, while promoting Ritchie's film The Man from U.N.C.L.E., producer Lionel Wigram said that a script for a third film was still being written. You need me, or you're nothing."  In April 2016, Downey confirmed that the film would begin shooting later in the year. In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons. McAdams said, "If I do, it won't be a very big thing. ~ Sherlock Holmes about Professor James Moriarty in "The Final Problem" Villains who appeared in the "Sherlock Holmes" stories by Sir Arthur Colon Doyle, and any of their adaptations. 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